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Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies

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Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!

Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!

These Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are made with rolled oats and oat flour and are sweetened with just a little bit of maple syrup. Every bite is crisp on the edges, but soft and chewy in the center and the perfect blend of sweet and salty. These cookies almost taste like granola… regardless they are so DELICIOUS.

There is absolutely nothing not to love about these salty but sweet tahini cookies, and on top of that they are so simple to make and have minimal ingredients!

Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!

What is Tahini

Tahini is basically the nut butter of sesame seeds. It’s creamy, a little bitter, but also has this lovely yet earthy nutty flavor. I really love to bake with tahini as it adds a nice flavor that you wouldn’t normally get with your typical nut butters. Tahini also tastes amazing on top of roasted veggies.

Tahini is the special ingredient that completes these cookies. It’s not that you really even know it’s there. But it adds a richness, butteriness, and nuttiness that’s truly something special. Trust me, you’ll want to try it, not only on veggies but in cookies!

Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!

What is in Tahini Cookies?

Believe me when I say, these cookies are almost too good to be true. They’re made with healthier ingredients, and they’re the easiest to make. With each bite your mouth will be filled with pieces of chocolate chunk, chopped dates and a sweet/salty finish.

You’ll need these simple ingredients to create this cookie:

  • old fashioned rolled oats
  • oat flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • ground flax
  • tahini
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • chopped dates
  • chocolate bar

How to make delicious tahini cookies

Making these tahini cookies is simple, easy and stress free! All you need are a couple kitchen tools and you’ll be ready to go.

Kitchen tools needed

  • blender (if making your own oat flour)
  • two bowls
  • measuring cups
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • knife

Preheat oven to 350F. First up, make the oat flour by blending oats in a blender for about 10-15 seconds or until you get a fine oat flour. If you already have oat flour on hand, you can skip this step.

In a large bowl, combine old fashioned rolled oats, oat flour, baking powder, salt and ground flax. Mix with a whisk until well incorporated. Set this mixture aside.

Then, in a separate bowl, combine tahini, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until ingredients are well combined. Next, pour dry ingredients into wet and mix with a spatula until combined. Set aside.

Chop dates into bit sized pieces and also chop a chocolate bar is wanting chocolate chunks, otherwise you can simple use chocolate chips.

Add in the chopped dates and chocolate chunks to the batter. Mix until well combined.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into hand and roll into a ball. I always like to make larger cookies, so I use two scoops.

Place the ball onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, and using the palm of your hands flatten the top slightly.

Bake for 12 minutes and allow to cool completely before moving to a cooling rack. Recipe makes 10 large cookies or 20 small ones.

Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!

What I love about these cookies is that they’re easy to make, (I love easy), takes less than thirty minutes, and they’re pretty healthy!

But my favorite part is that with each bite you have a blend of sweet and salty. These are best stored in an airtight container on the counter.

My advice to you? Bake these tonight…because everyone has thirty minutes to bake up cookies and it will instantly lighten your mood. Then eat a few warm, while you drink a glass of almond milk, and welcome in the weekend! YAY!

Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!

Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies

Recipe by Hannah KlingCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

10

large cookies
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes

Chocolate Chunk Date Tahini Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup oat flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3 Tbsp ground flax

  • 3/4 cup tahini

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 cup chopped dates

  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Then, make the oat flour by blending oats in a blender for about 10-15 seconds or until you get a fine oat flour. If you already have oat flour on hand, you can skip this step.
  • In a large bowl, combine old fashioned rolled oats, oat flour, baking powder, salt and ground flax. Mix with a whisk until well incorporated. Set this mixture aside.
  • Then, in a separate bowl, combine tahini, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until ingredients are well combined. Next, pour dry ingredients into wet and mix with a spatula until combined. Set aside.
  • Chop dates into bit sized pieces and also chop a chocolate bar is wanting chocolate chunks, otherwise you can simple use chocolate chips.
  • Add in the chopped dates and chocolate chunks to the batter. Mix until well combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into hand and roll into a ball. I always like to make larger cookies, so I use two scoops.
  • Place the ball onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, and using the palm of your hands flatten the top slightly.
  • Bake for 12 minutes and allow to cool completely before moving to a cooling rack. Recipe makes 10 large cookies or 20 small ones.
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.

Notes

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10 Comments

  1. Loved them!! I used coconut nectar instead of maple syrup since that’s what I had on hand & it was still perfect!

     
  2. What I can I use instead of tahini?

     
  3. Any substitute for tahini?

     
  4. Just tried with almond flour instead of oats (because I was too lazy to make my own ?) and it turned out DELICIOUS!
    I don’t think the cookies will last more than a day! Thanks for sharing!!

     

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